Gábor Kubatov: I will tell UEFA as much as possible

“I am both deeply disappointed and extremely angry right now.

I give UEFA the maximum truth, I don’t even dispute the legitimacy of the decision. For more than ten years, since I was elected president, we have been fighting against all forms of exclusion at Fradi.

We are constantly campaigning, we are fighting not only at the level of words, but also at the level of actions,” said Gábor Kubatov.

According to UEFA’s reasoning, the Hungarian champions must pay a total of 79,000 euros (about 31.1 million forints), of which 15,000 for racist expressions, 50,000 for using pyrotechnic devices, throwing various objects onto the field, causing material damage, and chants with a provocative tone, while the closing public corridors cost 14,000 euros.

As part of the punishment, Ferencváros must close a sector capable of accommodating at least 1,000 people in grandstand B for the next domestic international match, and must place a sign against racism there.

On Wednesday, the green and whites reached a 1-1 draw as guests of Qarabag of Azerbaijan, the second leg of the duel will take place on Tuesday in the Groupama Arena.

The exclusion affects those who bought a ticket for the B1 sector, but do not have a valid season pass for the championship. The club president said that the affected fans are offered to automatically rebook their tickets for the next domestic international match.

A thousand people cheering on the team will be missing from the stands because of others, I’m very sorry for that too. If we have to close a sector because exclusionary rhymes are heard in the stands, then we will do it this way.

I thought even our most die-hard fans had learned how to behave at a Fradi match, but there are still people who forget that we at Fradi are one. Those who shouted exclusionary rhymes should be ashamed of themselves

Kubatov said.

The president expects that all fans will learn from the incident and that similar incidents will not occur again, i.e. they will really succeed in banishing exclusionary rhymes once and for all.

(Cover photo: Gábor Kubatov. Photo: Tamás Kaszás / Index)

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